mother feeding her baby with a bottle of milk while young son looks on

Feeding your baby

Provided by Anthem HealthKeepers Plus
October 19, 2022

Breastfeeding is a healthy decision to make for your baby’s growth and development. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that babies are only breastfed for at least the first six months of their lives, unless you have a medical reason not to breastfeed.

Need help getting a breast pump? Call toll free at the number on your ID card to speak with a case manager.

If you are unable to or choose not to breastfeed, talk to your doctor about other options for feeding your baby such as using infant formula or milk banks.

Other helpful breastfeeding resources include:

  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): WIC provides community support for breastfeeding. Call 800-863-8942 and WIC can assist you.
  • La Leche League International: This program provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, encouragement, and education. Call the La Leche League Breastfeeding Helpline at 877-452-5324.
  • Infant Risk Center: Find answers to your questions about breastfeeding and medicines. Call 806-352-2519 (TTY 711) or visit